What to expect during your visit to Sheffield Park

We look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield Park and Garden. Here's some helpful information about what to expect, and what is on offer when you visit.

Opening Times

The garden is open daily between 10am - 4pm. Last entry to garden is at 3pm. 

Facilities & Accessibility


We have accessible toilets and baby changing next to the reception building.

Access for everyone

If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, carers are admitted free of charge. 

Assistance dogs welcome across the whole property.

We have two double and two single mobility buggies available to borrow. Due to limited availability they must be booked in advance by calling 01825 790 231. 

Can I bring a bike? We do not allow pedal bikes in the garden. Balance bikes and children's scooters are allowed except on very busy days when we may ask you to leave them behind.

Eating and drinking

The Coach House Café is open 10am - 4pm serving cakes, bakes, sandwiches, soup, hot one-pot and hearty main meals.

In the garden, The Shant will be open from 10am - 3pm, weather dependent.

Can I bring a picnic? You may bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden or wider estate, but we ask that you please take your rubbish home with you.


Our shop, located next to Reception, is open 10am - 4pm, so do pop in for a browse. We stock a wide array of homeware, gifts and other seasonal ranges, alongside National Trust favourites. 

You will find our plant sales area just outside the Reception building which is home to a large number of plants and seasonal gardening essentials.  

Our secondhand bookshop has a new home in the Coach House Café building. From kids’ classics to cookbooks via works of fiction from the highbrow to the easy-read – there is something for everyone. 


The wider parkland with walks running down to the River Ouse is open dawn to dusk.

You do not need a ticket to visit the wider estate or to use the car park. 

Can I bring my dog? Dog are allowed on the parkland but please do keep them on a lead due to grazing livestock. The exception is East Park where dogs are allowed off the lead. Assistance dogs are welcome across the whole property.

Dog peering through bridge at Sheffield Park East Sussex

Visiting Sheffield Park with your dog

Dogs are currently welcome in the garden at any time. Find all the details you need to know here plus information about our dog-friendly facilities.

Walk Wood Conservation

Please note Walk Wood is closed from November to March for visitor safety, essential path preservation and forest and wildlife conservation. We apologise for any inconvenience while we continue our work to ensure this special is looked after for years to come - we know that Walk Wood is a firm favourite for many. Why not explore the other beautiful wooded areas of our estate including East Park and our 260 acre Parkland opposite the car park.

Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow the latest government guidance on your visit. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. Please wear a face covering when in the shop and reception building.

If you require further information please email us at sheffieldpark@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sheffield Park Cascades winter

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